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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

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355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bell's by far offers the best beers you're going to find in Michigan. The variety and unique brews will make this an enjoyable experience for anyone who enjoys craft beers. The only thing keeping the cafe from getting a 5 is that seating is limited and while the food is good, the menu lacks certain staples you expect to see... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my go to place in Kalamazoo now. We're always assured of getting a decent meal and they have a great selection of beers. The decor is interesting - lots of funky things to see.

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Thank Gail R
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

We're honored to hear that! Thank you very much for the kind words, and for being Eccentric along with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An Eccentric cafe is right but it's more than that, they have unique and well balanced craft beer, locally sourced food, 3D stained glass and other local art and quilts hanging from the wall and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They also have live music and a "back room" for events which is my favorite space!

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Thank Shelliu
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to experience so many parts of our Eccentric Cafe, and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share. We're announcing more events coming up in the Beer Garden this summer, also, so keep an eye on our website! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

At Bell's you have the chance to try some of the experimental brews on tap that aren't sold anywhere else in the world, including a very delicious cider that I recommend highly. The food is delicious, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is laid back.

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Thank 60618traveler
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Eccentric Cafe and taking the time to share your experience. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu that pairs well with over 20 draft beers. Brisket tip sandwich was excellent. Lot and street parking that fills fast on the weekend. Table, bench, outdoor and bar seating. I would definitely return.

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Thank Nyormirror
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us! We're very happy to see you enjoyed your time with us and greatly appreciate you taking the time to share. More 

Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing weather for April 15th and stopped at Kalamazoo to have a quick lunch as we were driving from Detroit to Milwaukee. Bell's Eccentric Cafe has an awesome outside terrace area with plenty tables. I prefer getting service to the tables vs. having to get food and drinks from the bar though so that is why 4... More 

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BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for stopping by to see us along the way! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name rings true in an exciting way! A great atmosphere to have dinner, appetizers and enjoy great tasting beer with friends and family. Bell’s has some of top rated beers in the world to enjoy. For those that live nearby we are fortunate to be able to have in our city, for those wondering whether worth the trip, you'll... More 

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Thank Darren T
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words, and for your support. We're happy to hear you've enjoyed your time here, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing variety of very tasty beers, something for every taste. I loved their rye stout but also tasted their double cream stout-both were delicious. Tasted the mango havanero beer.....that was not a try again. Too weird for me, too strong pepper taste and only the color of the mango. The food was pretty good althogh some things were not as... More 

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Thank Businesstraveller54
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to visit! We're glad you and your group enjoyed yourselves, and we're happy to hear you all were able to experience a variety of beers and our food. Feedback like yours helps us continue to provide great service, and we really appreciate you taking the time to share with us. We hope to see you all... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 3 star rating is not on the food because that is delicious or the beer because that is also delicious. The reasoning for the 3 star is that the place always seems disorganized. Last time I was there we could not order food from the bar or eat outside. That was new to me. The line forms at the... More 

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Thank AdrianaD285
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We welcome feedback of all kinds, and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share yours. Our customers' experience is very important to us, and we're sorry to hear we came up short. We do take suggestions like these to heart, and we have made some changes. You... More 

Villa Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the Kalamazoo are and you have any interest in Craft Beer you have to stop at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, as well as take the tour. It's short, took less than an hour, but informative. Interesting building as well to check out. Well worth the time to stop. I didn't eat, but the food smelled fantastic!

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Thank Echoman62
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for coming to visit and join us on a tour, and for taking the time to share. We'd love to have you come visit again so you can experience the food first-hand! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?